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  • #232273
    Jack Goldberg
    Participant

    @captain-jack

    I am hopefully about to acquire my first MG-TD replica and would appreciate any information about insurance companies as well as contact information.

    #236991
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    I just got mine and Hagerty is the copmpany that I found to insure it cost was $200.00 for the year..

    let me know if you need any thing else. Paul

    at   pdew@bellsouth.net

    #236992
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hey Captain Jack,

    I have two cars insured with American Collectors: http://www.americancollectorsins.com/

    Total cost for the two cars is $220 per year and includes Comprehensive and Collision with $100 deductibles and $100/300/50 liability limits and all the required NJ no-fault and um insurance.

    Other sources:

    Grundy

    http://www.grundy.com

    JC Taylor

    http://www.jctaylor.com

    Heacock Insurance Group, P.O. Box 24807 Lakeland, FL 33802-4807, 800-678-5173

    http://www.CollectorGuard.com

    Hagerty Classic Insurance, Post Office Box 87, Traverse City, Michigan 49685-0087 1.800.922.4050,

    http://www.hagerty.com

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #236993
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    Hello Paul Mossberg,

    You should just take control of this site, seems like you have it all under control. I always like seeing your responces and I know that the web owner is under a lot of stress ( other Job) right now.

    So maybe you could get him to let you keep the site updated ???

    I think you would be great….

    #236994
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thanks Paul. 

    I may have picked up some TD-kit info over the years (my car’s been on the road since 1983!), and maybe even some VW know-how. But I don’t have the web-knowledge necessary to maintain the actual site.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #236995
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    well you could fool me….thanks for your imout anyway, I also have a classic roadster that I am putting on the road it only needs some TLC stuff and I will slowly get it done but I am having a lot of fun driving it.

    Any suggestions on Mirrors?, I need both sides and rear view, I have one broke and figure it is easier to just replace all three so they match. and have you ever powder coated anything? I am thinking of doing the brackets that hold the bumpers spare tire holder and headlights.

    #236996
    Keith True
    Participant

    @keith-true

    Mirrors you can get from MG Magic in Florida.Look around this site and you can find a bunch of posts where the phone # is given.No website though.On powdercoating,It may look pretty and all that,but I have had a lot of experience with it and not all of it good.Once there is a chip water tends to creep under and travel like a spider lifting the coating.A good 2K primer and any single stage urethane will look as good and seems to hold tighter.I have some snowplow lights that were powdercoated with the proper primer and all that.They are solid,but the black has turned a milky grey from the sun.I have made a lot of money sandblasting parts that were powdercoated and then gave trouble in a few years.It IS pretty,and if a car is garaged and taken care of it will probably last a long time on the parts you need to do.It is also cheaper than prepping and painting small parts.Years ago I had lots of it done and now I am finding out it is not the great answer it was touted to be.I had maybe a dozen or so Harley frames done over the years and now the owners are looking to get them painted.

    #236997
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Re the mirrors…outside, I only have the two fender mirrors. Both sides (driver and passenger) have convex lenses. Once you are used to them, you actually get a pretty good view. MG Magic wil probaly haev them. TD parts suppliers like Moss have them also. And I think even JC Whitney has them.

    My inside rearview mirror is the type used on most Cobras. Much better adjustment range then a reproduction TD mirror.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #236998
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Me again…

    Moss Motors has the convex fender mirrors. And those of you that know Moss will be pleasantly surprised. They are only $14.50 each. Plus $2.00 for two pads.

    Go to http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/SearchResults.aspx?SearchText =mirror&WebCatalogID=9

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #236999
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    Sounds good thanks for the info I saw them at MG Magic so I will order them.

    how was the show?  do you know the rod that goes from brake pedal to master..mine seems short any ideas, brakes a little mushy from it?

    #237000
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Who;s kit do you have?

    I know how Classic Roadsters handled this.

    Classic Roadsters left the master cylinder in it’s stock location and provided a steel pipe to run between the brake pedal and the master cylinder. Once you relocate the pedals, you cut the pipe to he necessary length, tapped both ends and screwed the VW parts into the pipe. As they thread in, with a locking bolt, you have about a half inch of adjustment range to take any slack out of the set-up.

    You used the phrase mushy. A soft pedal usually mean sair in the brake lines. Adjusting the brake rod will not help that. You need to bleed the brakes.

    Hope this helps

    PMOSSBERG39232.964224537

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #237001
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    I have a classic roadster as well and the master is up front..not sure if they place the pedals in right location but seems short..it screws into the pedal (no lock nut) but just slips into the master with the rubber plug..if I pull on the rod I can get 5 inch of play back in forth.

    #237002
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    The part the goes into the master cylinder should be the original VW part. Not sure what to call it. But it should be screwed into the front of the steel rod.

    There should be almost no play at all.

    The proper adjustment was to fit the rod into the master cylinder and attach it the the brake pedal. Then “unthread” the part that fits through the rubber piece into the master cylinder until there is zero play, then back it back in about a quarter to a half turn, just to make sure there is no pressure on the master cylinder.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #237003
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    I will check that when I get it back Friday

    Thanks.

    #237004
    M Watson
    Participant

    @m-watson

    Hey Paul M..you could also fool me about the web business..I’m not the computer guy either but I type ok..I agree with Paul W…let’s try to get more chatter about what we are doing to our cars..Paul W, is the sunsailor guy from Ga and is his car yellow?  Keep up the Q’s and A’s…it helps us all..later MW

    #237005
    Paul Weatherholt
    Participant

    @paul

    Yes Suntansalior is also from here and his car is yellow/gold glad to see you jump on lets talk over the weekend….

    #237006
    George Poteat
    Participant

    @george

    According to two VW manuals I have, the correct amount of brake peddle play is from 5 to 7 mm.  This is critical. If you have NO peddle play at all, the master cylinder can not return to the state of taking in more fluid from the reservoir. 

    To check the initial peddle play, press the peddle with your little finger ONLY, Not your foot. With very light pressure you can feel a point of resistance. Measure this movement with a metric rule. 5 to 7 mm is it. No more and no less.

     

    George   George-Sharky@excie.com

    #237007
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Special Note…if anyone wants to add to the VW Brake Rod discussion, please find the post titled VW Brake Rod in the VW Based Kits section. The relevant info from above was copied to a new post with a matching subect line.

    PMOSSBERG39253.9309143519

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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